David Boyle Architect is a multi award winning practice established in 2002. Our studio is located in Pretty Beach, adjacent to Bouddi National Park between Killcare and Wagstaffe on the Central Coast, NSW. The majority of our projects are located in Sydney and the Central Coast and we have also completed projects in rural NSW. We specialise in residential projects of all types, including new family and holiday homes and larger alteration and addition projects in city, suburban, heritage conservation, rural and bush-land settings. We have undertaken projects of most residential building types including detached homes, terraces, semi-detached houses, and Torrens title subdivision developments.

Our projects have received architectural and industry awards including the 2019 Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award, 2 national commendations, 9 NSW state awards and 3 commendations from the Australian Institute of Architects, 5 commendations in Houses Magazine House of the Year National Awards, the Grand Prize and the Trans-Tasman (Australia and NZ) overall winner in the Australian Timber Design Awards, 4 Dulux Colour Awards, 1 Marrickville Medal and 3 commendations from Marrickville Council in recognition of the conservation of the Cultural Heritage of Marrickville, 1 awards and 1 commendation from Waverly Council in the Waverly Design and Heritage Awards and the Abode house of the year award.

Our projects have been featured in leading Australian architectural magazines and popular publications and TV programs as well as architectural publications with international distribution, including Architecture Australia, Houses Magazine, Green Magazine, Inside Out, Home Beautiful, Monument Magazine, Breeze Magazine, SMH Domain, Grand Designs Australia TV, Better Homes and Gardens TV and Dream Gardens TV.

David Boyle Architect is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects and a strong advocate promoting architectural design. We have participated in housing and award winning building tours organised by the NSW Institute of Architects, the Architects Association of Australia (AAA) and the Historic Houses Trust.


  • David Boyle - Director




    David is the sole director and leads the design and documentation for all projects within the practice.

    David graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1994 receiving the University Medal, the Board of Architect Prize and NSW Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects. He has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Institute of TAFE and a guest critic and the University of Sydney.

    David established David Boyle Architect in 2002 after working with Sydney practices Candalepas Associates and Hassell. He has taught at several institutions including a year as Associate Lecturer in architecture at the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Institute of TAFE and has been a guest critic at the University of Sydney. David has given key note presentations at the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference and TalkTalk Speaker Series.

    The practice has been kept deliberately small to allow David to be involved in all projects across all stages. His unique projects have received numerous professional and industry awards and have been widely published. His carefully considered and often poetic work have a strong connection to landscape with a sensitivity to place and explore the opportunity to collaborate and celebrate craftsmanship and tectonic rigour in a domestic environment.

    David is also a ceramic artist and has been incorporating his ceramics into his architecture wherever possible.


  • Kalyna Sparks - Graduate Architect




    Kalyna joined DBA in 2019 and assists David on all projects.

    Kalyna graduated from the Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle (UoN) with Distinction in 2017. Kalyna has a passion for environmental and sustainable design. Her final year University project proposed a closed-loop wastewater treatment system at the juncture between architecture and landscape. The project was nominated for the AIA NSW Student Architecture Award, the ARB Architects Medallion and was presented to Hunter Water.

    Kalyna has experience in small architectural and landscape practice and worked as a Research Assistant and tutor at the University of Newcastle. She was involved in the research projects, “Power Plants” and “Honeysuckle Placemaking,” which received an award and commendation respectively at the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) awards.

    Kalyna is a strong advocate in promoting architecture and continues to be involved with UoN and is a Co-Chair of EmAGN Newcastle, working to facilitate a community of information sharing and rapport between practitioners, emerging architects and students.


  • Former Staff:
  • Kevin Liu - Project Architect ( 2016-2019 )
  • Anthony Parsons - Graduate Architect ( 2014-2016 )
  • James Fraser - Project Architect ( 2007-2014 )
  • Marie Bergstrom - Architectural Assistant ( 2011-2014 )
Selected Publications



Awards
  • 2020, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
  • 2020, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Interior Architecture
  • 2019, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2019, National AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2017, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
  • 2016, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
  • 2016, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
  • 2016, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture (Multiple Housing)
  • 2016, Waverly Design and Heritage Award, Commendation
  • 2016, Houses Awards, Commendation for New House under 200m²
  • 2015, National AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2015, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2015, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture (Multiple Housing)
  • 2015, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • 2015, Dulux Colour Awards, Award for Multi-Residential
  • 2015, Waverly Design and Heritage Award , Award
  • 2015, Marrickville Medal for Conservation and Heritage, Marrickville Medal
  • 2014, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2013, Newcastle AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential Architecture - Houses (New)
  • 2012, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2012, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2012, Houses Awards, Commendation for House Alt & Add over 200m²
  • 2012, Houses Awards, Commendation for New House under 200m²
  • 2012, Abode House of the Year Awards, Award for Best Residential (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2012, Marrickville Medal for Conservation and Heritage, Commendation
  • 2011, Newcastle AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Residential Architecture, Houses (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2011, Newcastle AIA Architecture Awards, Award for Small Project
  • 2011, Houses Awards, Commendation for Alt & Add under 200m²
  • 2011, Dulux Colour Awards, Award for Best Residential Interior
  • 2011, Marrickville Medal for Conservation and Heritage, Commendation
  • 2010, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential Architecture (Alterations and Additions)
  • 2010, Australia New Zealand Timber Design Awards, Award for Residential Class 1- Best Renovation
  • 2010, National Australian Timber Awards, Grand Prize Winner and Award for Best Renovation
  • 2009, Reece Bathroom Awards, Award for “Your Bathroom Your Life,” Competition
  • 2007, Dulux Colour Awards, Award for Residential Exterior
  • 2006, Dulux Colour Awards, Commendation for Residential Interior
  • 2005, NSW AIA Architecture Awards, Commendation for Residential Architecture, Houses (Alterations and Additions)